Two times it’s okay to lose a wager

When it comes to losing money, I do it with flair. Don’t get me wrong.  I’d much rather win all my wagers, kick back in the Caribbean sipping rum drinks out of pineapples and freely pilot my Learjet to Las Continue reading

Placing my bets on love… and Sergio

Sunday morning came early for us late night bar-workers and ball-wagerers.  Having missed the opportunity to place my annual – and let’s be honest – required Augusta future, I looked at the final round leaderboard and thought I’d take a Continue reading

Sports, lies and videotape

“Overprivileged white guy goes to a foreign country, destroys property, blames it on brown people, lies about it all, flees the country, and gets hailed as a hero. Ryan Lochte is Peak American.” Dr. Milhouse, Facebook post circa 2016   Continue reading

Mama, there goes that coach: Why Cleveland needs to make its Mark

I brought this idea up about a year ago and was looked at like I knew nothing about basketball. I forget whether it was in an online forum or on the phone with a friend or during a conversation with Continue reading

What if?

What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won? What if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge? What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs? What Continue reading

Is Serena Williams the most dominant athlete of this generation?

With all this talk about Michael and LeBron, Money and Manny, A-Rod and Roids, Brady and Manning and whether Tiger will ever return to prominence, one person has dominated their sport this century more than any of them.   And it’s Continue reading

No Shit, Sherlock: Volume One

Hotels.com has a new mascot.  His name is Captain Obvious.  His pitch in their relatively entertaining, television spots is that using their website to book a vacation is the obvious choice. Years ago while hosting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Continue reading

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the internet

I found an interesting article on Yahoo the other day, another one of my sources for all things bizarre.  Seriously, Yahoo has become the National Enquirer for all news unfit to print. I guess some marine biologist not named Costanza Continue reading

#AskJameis campaign teaches lesson in cruelty and other ill-advised Twitter forum ideas

Florida State University and its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, recently realized that Twitter can have more of a bite than Shark Week. In keeping with the 21st century, someone in charge of the Florida State athletic brain trust Continue reading

What Woods needs: A little bit of Daly in his life

Tiger Woods had just finished his opening round of the 2014 PGA Championship after shooting a disappointing 2-over 74.  He stood in the Valhalla parking lot stretching his back, joshing with friends and loading his clubs into the back of Continue reading